This Week’s Events:
Fri., Jan. 12---Women’s Basketball---UCSD at Cal State L.A.---
Fri., Jan. 12---Men’s Volleyball---UCSD at
Fri., Jan. 12---Men’s Basketball---UCSD at Cal State L.A.---
Sat., Jan. 13---Women’s Swimming---UCSD vs. Loyola Marymount---
Sat., Jan. 13---Women’s Basketball---UCSD at Cal State Bakersfield---
Sat., Jan. 1---Men’s Basketball---UCSD at Cal State Bakersfield---
Sun., Jan. 14---Fencing---UCSD at USFA Open Team---
WILD TRIP NORTH NETS TWO WINS FOR WOMEN CAGERS
Now 8-2 overall and 4-1 in the CCAA after a tough sweep in Northern California last week, the Women’s Basketball team will be half a game out of first place in the conference race when it hits the road to face Cal State L.A. (Fri.) and Cal State Bakersfield (Sat.)...Coach Janell Jones’ Tritons are tied for second with Bakersfield in the CCAA standings.
Led by senior guard Leora Juster’s 10-of-14 marksmanship and 24 points, the Tritons topped host Humboldt State, 77-65, Thursday night...Sophomore Michelle Osier chipped in with a double double (17 points and 10 rebounds) and five assists as UCSD assumed control of the scoreboard 3:25 into the first half and never gave it up, leading by double figures through the majority of the second half...Seniors Hillary Hansen and Kacie Kostlan registered 16 and 11 points respectively as the Tritons shot a blistering 57.9%.
Two nights later, on the back end of the CCAA’s toughest road trip, the Tritons needed a miraculous three-pointer at the buzzer from Meaghan Noud to send the game to overtime before outlasting Sonoma State, 76-70...Seconds before her equalizer, Noud had missed a three-pointer but after Osier turned over the rebound, the Seawolves gave it right back, setting up an out-of-bounds play at midcourt with five ticks remaining...Noud took the inbounds pass and launched the tying shot from well beyond the three-point arc...Juster, the nation’s leading D-II scorer, hit her average with 26, exploding for 22 in the second half...She was again deadeye from the floor, nailing 11-of-16 to go with five rebounds and four assists...Hansen recorded another 16 points plus eight rebounds before fouling out and Noud finished with 16 as well...Osier pulled down 11 boards as the Tritons beat Sonoma State, 38-31, on the glass...Five players scored in overtime with junior Jillian Ricks getting all five of her markers in the extra session...Sonoma State scored the game’s first seven points and was up by 10 in the first half.
Trying to snap a four-game losing streak, the Men’s Basketball team (3-7/1-4) goes to Cal State L.A. and Cal State Bakersfield this weekend before returning to RIMAC Arena on Jan. 19...Coach Bill Carr’s Tritons have slipped into the CCAA cellar after falling twice in Northern California last week and will tackle L.A. and Bakersfield teams that are 2-3 and 4-1 respectively in league play...Bakersfield is part of a three-way tie atop the conference.
Making its first trip to (new CCAA member) Humboldt State, UCSD trailed by five at halftime and never led in the second 20 minutes as the Lumberjacks posted a 90-76 triumph Thursday night...Sophomore Henry Patterson hit seven-of-nine from the floor en route to a team high 15 points...Junior guard Clint Allard added 13 points and five assists...Sophomore forward Shane Poppen hit all seven free throws and grabbed a Triton best five boards but made just one-of-nine shots from the field.
Saturday, Sonoma State’s J.T. Tipton hit the first shot of the game and the Seawolves never trailed, emerging with a 75-70 decision as Tipton posted a career high 38 points...Free throws were key in this one as Sonoma State went to the line 36 times (15 more than UCSD) and the Tritons’ Patterson, Poppen and Darryl Lawlor all fouled out...SSU’s season high 55% from the floor was nine percentage points higher than UCSD’s number and that, coupled with the Tritons’ 57.1% from the charity stripe, told the story...Allard was a bright spot for Carr’s club, knocking down 8-of-12 for 20 points while also accounting for four rebounds, five assists and three steals—all team highs for the night.
SWIMMERS ENTERTAIN LMU ON SENIOR DAY SATURDAY
After a unique weekend that included a three-way, non-standard relay event against Utah and Wagner on a cold, windy Friday at Canyonview and a Saturday women’s relay meet at UCLA that was contested at long course meters, the Swimming and Diving team will be looking for some normalcy when the women host Loyola Marymount, Saturday afternoon...It will be the final home meet of the season and Senior Day festivities will precede the 1:00 PM start.
According to Head Coach Scott McGihon, the standout swims last week both came in Friday’s 600 butterfly relays where seniors Tim Fuller and Susan Bell turned in solid clockings in their 200 splits...Fuller snagged an NCAA “B” cut at 1:55.44 while
MEN’S VB HOOKS UP WITH
Coach Kevin Ring begins his second season at the helm of the Men’s Volleyball team Friday night when his Tritons challenge Long Beach State at the Pyramid in Long Beach...The 49ers finished fourth in last year’s Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) regular season race.
In an exhibition outing yesterday, the Tritons were overpowered by perennial Canadian power Thompson River, 3-0 (30-24, 30-22, 30-25)...Ring started a lineup that included senior setter Brooks Dierdorff, junior middle blocker Stephen Shaw and four freshman...The youth of that group, coupled with the fact that Dierdorff missed all fall workouts while studying abroad in Italy, made the results somewhat predictable...One of the freshman, Will Ehrman, finished with nine kills while Dierdorff had six kills and 27 assists...Sophomore libero Eric Leserman compiled 10 digs.
TRITON JAM NEXT TUESDAY NIGHT
The annual Triton Jam "basketball carnival" will be held Tuesday, Jan. 16 at RIMAC Arena starting at 8:00 PM...UCSD students will have the opportunity to meet the Triton men's and women's basketball teams as well as the UCSD cheerleaders, dance team and Pep Band...The evening will include giveaways, contests, prizes and FREE FOOD.
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